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Christopher Mcdougall quote

“The secret to happiness is right at your feet.”

Christopher McDougall

in book preview Born to Run


The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race.
It’s to test the limits of the human heart.

Bill Bowerman
Track and Field coach; co-founder of Nike Inc

Devon, UK

I would never be on the start line expecting to win anything and I’m always surprised if I do.
It comes from a background of doing something for the love of it and not for any kind of glory.”

Holly Page, Fellrunner, UK


Running away from your problems doesn’t solve anything,
but sometimes it’s more fun than dealing with them.”

Elise Downing, ran around the coast of Great Britain


“We are not given a good or bad life. We are given a life.
It’s up to us to make it good or bad”

Jacky Hunt-Broersma, bladerunner


The only limitations we face are
the ones we place upon ourselves

Ray Zahab
adventurer, founder Impossible2Possible Foundation

Australia Tasmania Tarkine

“Nature is the salve for our souls.
We owe it to everyone who comes after us and ourselves,
to protect what little is left of wild nature …”

Bob Brown
Bob Brown Foundation to protect Australia’s wild and scenic nature

Photo credits Nicole Anderson

victory finish

Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest man,
but sooner or later the man who wins is the fellow who thinks he can.

Steve Prefontaine
American long-distance Olympic runner

walk to listen

Why don’t I listen’ is the question to explore.
If we expect to evolve and heal together,

we have to start listening to ourselves, to our own hearts, and to each other.
Or continue to live in violence and apathy.

Andrew Forsthoefel
Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time


We have an economy that tells us it is cheaper to destroy earth in real time rather than renew, restore, and sustain it.
You can print money to bail out a bank but you can’t print life to bail out a planet.

Paul Hawken
American environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, economist, and activist


If you’re short of breath, it’s not because you aren’t breathing in enough,
it’s because you’re not breathing out enough.

Danny Dreyer
Co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking

lace up running-shoe

If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now.
Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it

Priscilla Welch
British retired Olympic marathon runner

marathon-hitting the wall

It is true that nobody likes the feeling of hitting the wall
but it’s not the end of your adventure, just another chapter in it
and probably one of the most memorable parts of it.

Mark Cooper


There is mental clarity from the simple act of
putting one foot in front of the other
long after the body has begged you to stop.

Richard Donovan
ultrarunner, race organizer

Appalachian Trail
To follow a trail is to establish a link with the history of man.
It is at once the most primitive and the most civilized of activities.

Lennon Hooper
National Park Trails USA 1973

children running

Pain is your body’s way of telling you to change how you’re moving.

Danny Dreyer
Coach, Author of ChiRunning


A whole healthy lifestyle springs from
just getting out the door.

Meb Keflezighi

impossible adventure cliff

If it seems impossible it might be worth doing

Eric Orton
Coach, Author The Cool Impossible


Intrinsically we have a desire to progress and advance.
These records, be it Everest, the four-minute mile, putting a man on the moon,
give us an indication of that advancement.
It is something very fundamental to us as human beings.

David Fletcher
sports psychologist at Loughborough University

running shoes

The places where we spend our time
affect the people we are and can become

Tony Hiss

leh-kashmir india

Find a way or make one

Admiral Robert E. Peary
US Explorer 1856-1920


Trails not only connect us with each other,
they connect us with ourselves.

David Burwell
President US Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Life can pull you down,
but running always lifts you up..

Jenny Hadfield
Running coach, USA


It’s not so much that I began to run,
but that I continued.

Hal Higdon
Running coach, USA


Being a student of your body
is one of the best things that athletes can do.

Phil Maffetone
Running coach, USA


My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run
is a day that I am too busy..

John Bryant

Bill Sycalik

For me I am growing
past the professional title, the car, the fancy home.
I am growing into myself.

Bill Sycalik
Running the Parks Project USA

impossible adventure cliff

If it seems impossible it might be worth doing.

Eric Orton
Coach, Author The Cool Impossible


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